Kid Picks March 2019

With the weather slowly warming up and buds starting to bloom, our family enjoyed several stories about spring this month. As usual, however, the stories my children requested over and over were the silly, quirky books. Many of the books they asked for, however, were my favorites too, so it was a pleasure to read them each night with equal parts cuddling and giggling.

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The Good Egg by Jory John and Pete Oswald, 2019

(Ages 4 and up)

Whether it is a child or adult, this standout picture book is sure to resonate with everyone!

An adorable egg strives to be perfect and helpful in every way despite his crate mates who are quite naughty. When the pressure of being the good egg causes him to literally crack up, he realizes he needs a little self-care.

This amusing book is an excellent reminder that no one is perfect and that they shouldn’t have to be!

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The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt; illustrated by Adam Rex 2017

(Ages 4 and up)

The completely over the top dialogue and narration makes this book almost as much fun to read aloud as it is to listen to. As the title suggests, this hilarious picture book explains the origin of the popular game, Rock, Paper, Scissors. While I still don’t love that Drew Daywalt includes words like “butt” in his books, it does make my children laugh out loud every time.

This one is sure to be a winner with anyone who loves outrageously silly books!

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Perfect by Max Amato, 2019

(Ages 4 and up)

In this comical new book, an eraser is determined to keep his page perfectly clean. When a mischievous pencil interferes with this plan, however, the eraser learns a valuable lesson that perfection does not always equal happiness.

The clever artwork featuring a combination of photographs and illustrations paired with the minimal text are in fact perfect!

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Misunderstood Shark: Friends Don’t Eat Friends by Ame Dyckman; illustrated by Scott Magoon, 2019

(Ages 5 and up)

My children begged for the first Misunderstood Shark again and again last month, so they were delighted to discover the sequel and it did not disappoint!

The second book picks up right where the first book ends. During an episode of Underwater World, Bob, the jellyfish host is swallowed by his friend, Shark. When Bob is thrown up, a comical argument ensues on whether or not he was eaten on purpose. Colorful, cartoony illustrations draw the reader in to this hilarious story that includes several fun facts about sharks.

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Archie the Daredevil Penguin by Andy Rash, 2015

(Ages 4 and up)

This humorous tale of overcoming one’s fear is perfect for budding inventors or anyone who enjoys a comical offbeat story!

The other penguins think Archie and his inventions are quite daring, but they don’t know his terrible secret that he is afraid of the water and the strange creatures who lurk in the briny deep. When he comes face to face with his fear, however, he discovers a new favorite pastime.

Readers can’t help but be drawn into the colorful artwork and amusing dialogue of this hilarious story!

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